Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo

9.3455 ratings
9.3133 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Not aging as well as anticipated for this legendary bottle but delicious with grippy tannins and smoked cherry notes. From Total Wine

Not aging as well as anticipated for this legendary bottle but delicious with grippy tannins and smoked cherry notes. From Total Wine

Oct 10th, 2021
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

A fabulous wine that really captures the essence of the Sandrone style during this era. Perfumed, sensual, modern and just exquisite. Sublime...😍🤪😱🤩💥

A fabulous wine that really captures the essence of the Sandrone style during this era. Perfumed, sensual, modern and just exquisite. Sublime...😍🤪😱🤩💥

Jul 12th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Gorgeous nose. Aromatic. So elegant. Gorgeous fruit. Wonderful. Pure.

Gorgeous nose. Aromatic. So elegant. Gorgeous fruit. Wonderful. Pure.

Feb 4th, 2020
LM Segal

The last Boschis (since renamed by Sandrone) and a great one. What a nose, bridle leather and rich red flowers. Beautifully delineated with tarry red fruit, asphalt and Asian spice. Long and beautifully tannic tail, decanted 1 hr but this will need 5-8 years to peak.

The last Boschis (since renamed by Sandrone) and a great one. What a nose, bridle leather and rich red flowers. Beautifully delineated with tarry red fruit, asphalt and Asian spice. Long and beautifully tannic tail, decanted 1 hr but this will need 5-8 years to peak.

Sep 11th, 2019
Matt

Mixed reviews in the tasting group, but I loved it. Not all Barolo can be tense and nervous all the time. This was hedo Nebbiolo, dark, extracted, tannic and piled with rich fruit and savory notes. Cooked cherry, blood orange, orange peel, tar, smoke, sauvage almost, loads of spice. I thought it was immensely fun

Mixed reviews in the tasting group, but I loved it. Not all Barolo can be tense and nervous all the time. This was hedo Nebbiolo, dark, extracted, tannic and piled with rich fruit and savory notes. Cooked cherry, blood orange, orange peel, tar, smoke, sauvage almost, loads of spice. I thought it was immensely fun

Sep 1st, 2019
James Forsyth

Considerable depth, red profiled. Cassis, cherries, obviously tar and roses... This 1996 Sandrone is modern and racy. I rather like it. Traditionalists might not.

Considerable depth, red profiled. Cassis, cherries, obviously tar and roses... This 1996 Sandrone is modern and racy. I rather like it. Traditionalists might not.

Feb 4th, 2018
James Forsyth

Dark fruit turning tertiary. Power but elegant too. Dried roses, tar, faded red fruit. Gorgeous but probably past its best.

Dark fruit turning tertiary. Power but elegant too. Dried roses, tar, faded red fruit. Gorgeous but probably past its best.

Feb 4th, 2018
James Forsyth

Rich and ripe version of the Cannubi Boschis. Dark red fruits, tar and spice hit the plate and sustain forever. Still as fresh as a daisy.

Rich and ripe version of the Cannubi Boschis. Dark red fruits, tar and spice hit the plate and sustain forever. Still as fresh as a daisy.

Feb 4th, 2018
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9.4

Luciano Sandrone is making some of his finest wines in what has been a long and extraordinary career full of successes. Of the Piedmont wineries that are still in their first generation, those that started in or around the 1980s, Luciano Sandrone is arguably the only estate that has joined the small group of properties, all of them multi-generational, whose wines are widely recognized as icons and collectibles. The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis opens with beguiling aromatics redolent of crushed rose petal, spices, mint and new leather. Wonderfully layered and nuanced, the 2012 offers good freshness to match its inviting, supple fruit. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while its alluring, open-knit personality is on full display. In 2012, the fruit tends towards the redder end of spectrum, unusual for Cannubi Boschis, which usually tends towards darker shades of expression. The 2012 is perfumed, lithe and super classy from start to finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2017)

Luciano Sandrone is making some of his finest wines in what has been a long and extraordinary career full of successes. Of the Piedmont wineries that are still in their first generation, those that started in or around the 1980s, Luciano Sandrone is arguably the only estate that has joined the small group of properties, all of them multi-generational, whose wines are widely recognized as icons and collectibles. The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis opens with beguiling aromatics redolent of crushed rose petal, spices, mint and new leather. Wonderfully layered and nuanced, the 2012 offers good freshness to match its inviting, supple fruit. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while its alluring, open-knit personality is on full display. In 2012, the fruit tends towards the redder end of spectrum, unusual for Cannubi Boschis, which usually tends towards darker shades of expression. The 2012 is perfumed, lithe and super classy from start to finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2017)

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